Newly minted senator for South Australia and former submariner Rex Patrick is already making waves within Parliament and Defence, and this week he joins the Defence Connect Podcast to talk us through his ambitions for the job and what we can expect to see from him in 2018.
The former defence industry contractor takes us through his defence and political career so far, starting from his 11 years in the Navy, his work with then opposition spokesman for defence David Johnston and his role as media adviser to Nick Xenophon.
In this no holds barred podcast, Patrick explains the role he played in revealing that there was a leak within Naval Group to the Australian government, what this means for the Future Submarines project and how he hopes to see Australia develop a sovereign shipbuilding capability.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team.